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Re^2: "Chuck Norris"-ing code

by Your Mother (Chancellor)
on Aug 05, 2008 at 06:26 UTC ( #702231=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: "Chuck Norris"-ing code
in thread "Chuck Norris"-ing code

What merlyn said + it can eat away at your self-esteem if you do excellent work for a client and see it thrown away in the surreal but not entirely uncommon idiom brian_d_foy describes. Being paid to do nothing, or even being paid to do a bad job in spite of offering good work instead, is not good for one's psychology. These kinds of clients should be avoided if you can't massage them, as it were, out of that tack.

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Re^3: "Chuck Norris"-ing code
by Boldra (Deacon) on May 12, 2009 at 06:45 UTC
    But it's not being paid to do nothing... Obviously the customer expects you to work. They expect to see you looking at code, they might even expect to see milestones being reached. What the customer does not want is anything in production to be changed. I've worked under these conditions, and what your mother says about psychology is an understatement. This sort of work can make you seriously depressed, even if the money is great. Perhaps there are certain kinds of people who can take this, but I won't work under those conditions again, whatever the money.

    - Boldra

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